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December 2008

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Message from WPA President

Professor Mario Maj

"The WPA Action Plan 2008-2011"
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News on 2008 General Assembly, Prague, Czech Republic

The 2008 General Assembly was held on 22 September 2008 in Prague, Czech Republic at the Corinthia Towers, in conjunction with the XIV World Congress of Psychiatry (20-25 September 2008, Prague). read more

WPA International Congress

The WPA International Congress-Treatments in Psychiatry:
A New Update: 1-4 April 2009, Florence, Italy

The WPA International Congress “Treatments in Psychiatry: A New Update” will take place in Florence, Italy, from 1 to 4 April, 2009. It will be the follow-up to the 2004 WPA International Congress “Treatments in Psychiatry: An Update”, which was the second most attended psychiatric congress worldwide in that year, with almost 7,000 participants. read more

WPA Leadership (2008-2011) is installed. View photos and biosketches for:

Awards

WPA Honorary Membership, Fellowship and Presidential Commendation

Honorary Membership is conferred by the General Assembly upon individuals who have excelled in their service of the World Psychiatric Association (Honorees from WPA GA 2008 in Prague)

WPA Member Societies and Affiliated Associations

(updated WPA GA 2008)

WPA Executive Committee Meeting

WPA Executive Committee held its second meeting. This meeting was held in Isla Margarita Venezuela on the 19th and 20th of November.
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What did the XIV WCP mean for Czech Psychiatry?

It was the biggest and most important international
congress on psychiatry that ever took place in the Czech Republic and was fully prepared by local organizers. More than 6 000 specialists from 125 countries participated in the event, of which some 250 were from the Czech Republic.read more

Greetings

from the new President, President Elect, Secretary for Finances, and Secretary for Meetings

and Farewells

from PastPresident John Mezzich, Secretary General John Cox, and Secretary for Finances Sam Tyano
Special message in honor of Prof. Stefanis

Special Message in Honor of Professor Stefanis

In Athens, on October 16th, in the framework of the “3rd Dual Congress on Psychiatry and the Neurosciences”, an event co-sponsored by the INA, the WFSBP and the WPA, a Special WPA Session under the general title “Preread moresent and Future of World Psychiatry” was held in honor of Professor C. Stefanis.

See also a message from President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr.Karolos Papoulias

 

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WPA Upcoming Scientific Events

Quetta Earthquake

WAM Earthquake Quetta Pakistan

A team comprising of President Pakistan Psychiatric Society (PPS) and Immediate Past President Prof. Riaz Bhatti with other eminent psychiatrists visited the earthquake area.read more

The 4th SAARC Psychiatric Federation meeting in Dhaka, Bangladesh
SAARC Psychiatric Federation organised its 4th regional meeting in Dhaka from 1-3 November 2008.read more

News from the South African Society of Psychiatrists
The South African Society of Psychiatrist (SASOP) has, at its last annual general meeting at Fancourt, George converted from an Associated to a Not – for – Profit Company. read more

News from the Russian Society of Psychiatrists
The Annual Conference of Russian Society of Psychiatrists was held on 28-30 October 2008 in Moscow. The title was: Realization of subprogramme “Mental disorders” of Federal dedicated programme “Prevention and control of socially significant diseases”. read more

Latest news from the Kyrgyz Psychiatric Association
The esteemed Professor V. V. Solojenkin was the founder and leader of Kyrgyz Psychiatric Association (KPA) until 2007. After the elections that had taken place in 2007 a new Executive Committee was formed.

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